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Climbing & Bouldering

WORLD-CLASS CLIMBING IN THE HIGH COUNTRY 

Rock & Ice magazine named Boone one of the United States' top ten climbing towns stating the NC High Country being "some of the East Coasts best climbing."  

Climbing in the Boone area is an amazing way to be right in the middle of the area's most expansive views. On Grandfather Mountain's Rough Ridge, Ship Rock towers 4,000 feet above the piedmont and the scenery is nowhere wilder than on the crags of the Linville Gorge Wilderness. The climbs at all these sites are as different from one another as the diverse routes climbers find at the many area bouldering sites, many reached by easy, woodsy walks. 

Bouldering in the Linville Gorge Wilderness
Bouldering in the Linville Gorge A Man boulders in the Linville Gorge Wilderness Areamore

Whether you are after multi-pitch ascents of awe-inspiring cliffs, or easy access bouldering (climbing close to the ground, without ropes or harnesses) the Boone area has a range of topnotch climbing experiences.  

On cliff or crag, the High Country boasts a long list of classic East Coast climbs and Boone area professional outfitters have all the gear, guided trips, instruction, and information you will need to clip into high adventure in the High Country!

 

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Center 45 is a welcoming climbing facility for beginner climbers and advanced. Our indoor facility offers a great place for .. more

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Downtown

An exciting outdoor climbing tower, located at Rock Dimensions and Footsloggers Store in downtown Boone. Rock Dimensions are .. more

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Banner Elk

Edge of the World provides whitewater rafting, kayaking and climbing in summer, and snowboarding expertise and equipment in .. more

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Boone

Whitewater rafting, caving, hiking, canoeing, rentals, kayaking, guided day trips, climbing trips and paddling school with ACA .. more

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Outfitters for guided rock climbing and rappelling instruction in the North Carolina mountains. Caving / Spelunking trips in .. more

 

Featured Events

Jun 24

Singing on the Mountain

6/24/18
The all-day gospel sing and fellowship returns to MacRae Meadows at Grandfather Mountain for its 94th year. A dozen top… more
Jul 04

Boone 4th of July Parade

7/4/18
The Downtown Boone annual 4th of July parade travels east on King Street, starting at the intersection with Poplar… more
Jul 04

Fireworks Extravaganza

7/4/18
Enjoy the most spectacular fireworks show in the High Country! It's one of the most popular events in the mountains.… more
Jul 07

Kool & the Gang

7/7/18
Kool & the Gang have influenced the music of three generations. Thanks to songs like Celebration, Cherish, Jungle… more
Jul 12

63rd Grandfather Mountain Highland Games

7/12/18 – 7/15/18
Blaring bagpipes, astounding athletes, delicate dancers, rocking Celtic music and a spectacular highland setting make… more
Jul 15

Eastern Festival Orchestra featuring

7/15/18
Under the direction of Maestro Gerard Schwarz, the Eastern Festival Orchestra returns to the festival for an… more
Jul 18

Hayes School of Music Faculty Recital:

7/18/18
The Hayes School of Music Faculty presents a program that explores chamber music that ranges in style from the iconic… more
Jul 20

North Carolina Black Repertory Company

7/20/18
Showtimes at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. Written and Directed by Jackie Alexander The North Carolina Black… more
Jul 21

K-9s in Flight Frisbee Dogs

7/21/18 – 7/29/18
These incredible dogs have delighted audiences nationwide at half-time shows and on television. First-come,… more
Jul 21

The Hot Sardines

7/21/18
"One of the best jazz bands in New York today" (Forbes) makes its debut at Schaefer Center where they… more
Jul 24

Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show -

7/24/18 – 7/29/18
The Blowing Rock Charity Horse Show is among the oldest continually operating horse shows in America, held on grounds… more
Jul 26

Rhiannon Giddens

7/26/18
Singer-Songwriter Rhiannon Giddens is the co-founder and front woman of the Grammy award-winning string band Carolina… more
Jul 27

Ashe County Bluegrass & Old Time

7/27/18 – 7/28/18
This annual convention brings top notch musicians and enthusiastic audiences together for two days of traditional… more
Jul 28

Complexions Contemporary Ballet: "From

7/28/18
Combining technical precision, power and passion, Complexions Contemporary Ballet transcends tradition in a… more
Jul 30

Live eTown Radio Show Taping

7/30/18
This special event is co-hosted by Appalachian State University's Energy Summit and An Applachian Summer Festival… more
Aug 04

Kristin Chenoweth

8/4/18
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth makes her debut on the Schaefer Center stage to… more
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